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their books. and demagoguery from -- "mugged: racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama" is in sight land timely. i have to say after reading that i felt so unburdened and liberated, i will go ahead and get rid of all of the secret racial words i have been bottling up and here it goes. chicago, constitution, experience, closing the fort, privilege, kitchen cabinets, peanut butter, community organizer, black hole, apartment, share. all racially coded words and now that i am on a roll and this is a friendly crowd of go-ahead and make the most recent statement deemed by the current view out there. here it goes. the most racist comment is i am not voting for president obama. got to get that off my chest. i feel a lot better. don't say that to the person next to you if you feel that way. all joking aside we live in an upside-down world where saying harmless words like that can bear huge tax on the other side and yet the other side can say very toxic comments without repercussions or being held to the same standard. one example is mark lamont hill. you may have seen a recent article, the most o
, "mugged" racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama is incredibly insightful and i encourage everyone the the to read it. personally have to say after reading it i felt so liberated and i'm just going to go ahead and get rid of all of the secret coded racial words and here it goes. chicago, constitution, experience, holding down the fort, professor, and kitchen cabinet in my personal favorite is the mother, peanut butter. also community organizers, black holes, apartments and shares all racially coded words. now that i'm on a roll and i know this is a friendly crowd i'm going to go ahead and say the most recent statement that is deemed to be so by the current view out there. here it goes and if you're sensitive please forgive me because racist comments, i'm not voting for president obama. [applause] i had to get it off my chest. i feel a lot better. all joking aside, we live in an upside down world where saying harmless words like that can bear huge attacks from the other side and yet, the other side can say very toxic comments without any repercussions under the same standard. one ex
that happenedded for race relations in america. that faded, it happened a long time ago, and along comes obama, the most liberal candidate on a mar joy party ticket to seek the presidency in the nation's history so, you know, it's a two -for for liberals. they are call him president. we are all back on egg shells again. admittedly, not delicately on those egg shoals. [laughter] thus my introduction. [laughter] i'm going to a debate party tonight, the host, has called me racist pizza debate party because he's having it in his apartment. [applause] apartment. get it? it's an apartment. [laughter] okay, maybe it's not taken as seriously, but it did work in 2008. more white people voted for obama in 2008 than voted for any democratic candidate for president in nearly 40 years, tieded with clinton and incumbent in 1996, and, you know, look at the wonders that produced. as always, white guilt produces only disaster. as it did in new york city, and frankly, as it has with obama. you can see my book, in -- in effect, in last week's debate, that was the first objective test obama faced. for four years,
new gingrich call barack obama the food stamp president and those of us that heard a dog whistle or racial coding weaver absolutely right but new gingrich was also right when he said i'm not talking about black people, will get all the white people, the percentage of white people is also skyrocketing again. we have independent country. paul ryan was talking about the makers versus the takers, and that was again, saying some people have productive lives and some people live off the rest of us and in a very ayn randian way, very juvenile and untrue. then you have the culmination i think just a week ago in mitt romney talking about the 47%. i don't read anything. i carried the speech it's like a security blanket but i have to read this so i'm sure i get it right. the worst sentence and mitt romney's oration in boca raton with his rich friends was i will never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. that's what he said about 47% americans. he holds half the country in contempt. and so the chickens have kind of come home to work for the wo
: deal in reality, a plus .% unemployment under obama's policies you support. 44 straight months. the last three months less jobs created in september than august, less in august than in july. this economy is not moving forward. people have given up even looking for work. we have trillion dollar a year deficit. the deficit -- the debt from 10 to $16 trillion under obama. when is enough enough? i believe america knows enough is enough on november 6. >> we're going to get to deficits and taxes, too, but i think that kc has a local question that is quite important. >> next question goes to the congresswoman, a topic you often because. the air reserve station is the largest employer in the county. if a budget deal in congress isn't reached by january, could this threaten the future of the basic? again with less funding to go around, is it realistic to continue the current operation at the basic? hochul: absolutely, and that is what has him of the house armed services committee i had the opportunity work with republicans and democrats and have an amendment passed not just by the commi
it there. [laughter] i'm learning from president obama to place blame on your predecessor. [laughter] i didn't know that as mayor. he became parollized which is tragic. he brought a lawsuit against new york city, and he recovered $70 million from the jury. now, let me tell you the rest of the facts. the reason he was running, he was running out of a subway station. the reason he was running out of the subway station is he just hit a man over the head, stole his wallet, and ran away, and the police were chasing him n. in the course of being chased by the police, he tripped and became paralyzed. he was sentenced to jail for 20 years. he was obviously the richest 1% in prison. we finally got that reduced after battling in the court of appeals to $4 million, still making him the richest prisoner. this is how absurd our legal system is in new york. because of the hold that the trial lawyers have on the democrats in our state legislature and a few selected republicans, we can't do the tort reform that you've been able to accomplish in many states. there's offices in texas, i see wonderful thi
% enrichment activities. but the key problem here is that the obama administration, like the bush administration before it, refuses to acknowledge clearly iran's right to enrich uranium on its own soil. even if the obama administration, and there are rumors they are think of doing this after they're elected, were to offer iran a bigger carrot, as if the iranians were donkeys, and a final shot at diplomacy, there is no indication that the obama administration is willing to clearly recognize iran's right to enriched uranium on its own soil. and, therefore, there won't be a deal. even if there's no deal and iran doesn't collapse, some policy elites continue to posit that sanctions and their version of diplomacy is all worth it. it is worth any and because iranians, middle eastern publics, and americans most importantly will come to see that iran's is suffering and inability to get a deal on the nuclear issue is the iranian government's fault. and, therefore, it will be understandable, and even justified for the united states in the end to strike iran militarily. but we should have no
obama and under by the way george bush -- it's not obama's bailout even though he pumps his chest and takes the applaud and beatings for it, was created by george w. bush voted in october and december. it was taken over by obama in the meantime. the a bomb administration picking up for bush came up with a deal to save three companies, general motors, chrysler and delphi. what is delphi? delphi is the old telco auto parts division of gm. you know delco batteries. we had gm that desperate to cut off its own parts and set off delphi as a separate company which immediately pretty quickly went bankrupt. well, down went the vulture's and they pick.delphi corp. out of bankruptcy court for 67 cents, a darned good deal for the entire auto parts division of general motors. 67 cents a share. within two years they flipped it. they went public at $22 a share. share. that is it 3200% prophet that they weren't done. they weren't done. delphi had 29 plans in the u.s. and the delphi group sold it back to gm and the rest, every single plant was sold, was sent off to china. every single uaw job, eve
bush was there, the patriot act, to put people away without due process. obama has said we can imprison american citizens. not just enemy combatants, but citizens. never any questions asked. how do you see with obama now doing bush on things with the continuation of undeclared wars, how do you see foreign policy from a liberal perspective considering that obama has considered so many of his predecessors policies and expand on them. >> obama himself has not interpreted it as saying that we have the right to be maki said that we have the power, but i won't do it. >> i don't think that's quite accurate. it's a very vague sentence in the bill, it said any more power that is specifically about foreign terrorists, that they have the right to take american citizens willy-nilly indefinitely. having said that, there really isn't a singular liberal foreign policy. there are different strains in both parties and both ideologies. there are some people on the left who are angry at obama for the things the state and the things that have to do with the extensions of bush. some don't see it that way. t
, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004, and 2008, and first lady michele obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at an event this year where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i'd bought six more copies. i bought them for all my family members and to give out as christmas gifts. now after having read her book i can tell you it was a good investment. it helps me better understand my own family and many mysteries surrounding my own family. rachel l. swams's book is a compelling story that stirs deep emotions. it is also a story that would break them here and with that, let's welcome rachel l. swams. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you for coming. in the years leading up to the presidential election, the focus seems to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. now in your book "american tapestry," you put the focus on michele obama. tell us about how you got started do
supporting and abroad you have with obama and our unemployment rate and with the debt, why do you still supporting president obama for reelection so we can afford more years of failed policy with the unemployment stuck at 8% and trillion dollars deficits? i think the viewers would like to hear why it is you are supporting president obama. hochul: first, my answer to this, unlike you, chris, i don't believe either party has all the right answers. i won't say in congress i only support one party. there are concepts and policies i support with president obama like standing with the middle-class but i voted for middle-class tax cuts so they are no longer held hostage. you're willing to join majority and hold him hostage and not giving it should assurance. i want him to have that i want a farm bill passed so our farmers now delayed olympic i want to stand with our seniors and make sure that we don't balance the budget on their backs and break the promise to medicare we had to i believe mitt romney has ideas as well. i'm not so my way or the highway that i can't look at people objective
will be on to discuss the future of the army. and president obama's campaign rally at the university of colorado, boulder. that is on c-span. [cheers] [applause] >> all right, let's get what documents the coolidge family during the white house years. and also before. >> part of the coolidge family papers. we have one box of photographs. then we have several boxes of other documents. photographs are heavy. the album should be in the back here. here it is. unfortunately, it is on lack civics paper. there's not much we can do about that because we don't want to change the artifact nature of the album itself. starting to crack, some of these pages are separating. this is a photograph of calvin coolidge the day before he became president. he was in plymouth, vermont, visiting his father, doing some chores, this was a press photograph. so he did have the press along with them. you can see that they took one photograph your. he had a suit jacket on. then there was another one of him without the suit jacket on. >> more from the vermont historical society this weekend apple tv, american history tv, and h
before the obama administration, and we are so focused the present -- we did a conference at the old center i think for a five years ago on this very topic of secrecy. and i went through the transcript last night, and now that i've listened to did i want to say, we think we're having the same old conversation but we are not. we are not really looking towards solutions and remedies, and where we stand in terms of the interests of these between long and policy actually. so what do you know it or not we have actually come some distance, which is what the next that is going to talk about. so get some coffee, get some cookies and come back. thank you. [applause] >> [inaudible conversations] >> wednesday from the british house of commons, prime minister's question time. because of daylight savings time in the uk, this week prime minister's questions will air at eight am eastern instead of its usual 7 a.m. you can see it live here on c-span2. now more from the fordham law school conference. next, we hear from former cia acting general counsel john rizzo, and former justice department inspec
% and barack obama cling to guns and religion. what was the media coverage like on that? >> this morning i ran the 47% and i asked questions. one is how much depth they get and how many media outlets covered the story and then what was the shelflife? does at last a day, week or month? the guns was relatively short. we talked about it a lot and rummy of course the 47% we still haven't heard the end of that obviously that in about a month, the stories drop off but they get dragged back and either by opponents or they get dragged in by a fence. i'm sure that as we come out of the presidential debate someone will say well i wonder if you are going to respond to that and i wonder if obama is going to ask a question about that. the issue is in my mind which of these gaffes are ones that we have to pay attention to. do they represent a true character flaw? do they represent an incapacity to ask in a way we would like to have them ask or are they just normal things? we all make mistakes. the candidates have been hanging out there in the public and now with the internet and youtube and things like that
? >> sure. look at what's happened over the past four years. president obama came in, gdp collapsing, negative 8%, losing 3 million jobs per month. the economy in free fall. you know, moderates creeing, we're not where we want to be, status quo is not desiredded, but relative to where we were four years, 2% growth now versus negative 8, that's a good direct you want to be in. this is typical of financial crisis. it's different than other kinds of cyclical recessions. look at the reagan recession of 82, for example, and say, that really bounced back within a year, growth shot up in 83 so obama's policies has to be worse than reagans because it's taking longer. it's a different recession. there's a credit crunch, hard to get credit, get the financial sector up and running again, traditionally, those take a long time to dig out of it. great depression, for example, you know, took years to get out of, but fdr came in with unemployment at 25% by the end of the first term, more like 17, people said, hey, that better than we were. keep going in this direction. what we have with the recovery
these people at the book festival among others. david maraniss is here with a book about obama. i was curious because all these books are so different in terms of authors's approaches to subject matter, with the subject is dead or alive, what kind of access the biographer has to be subject to. i am curious, do you have a philosophy having written many biographies of what exactly a biography should be and what it should do? >> thanks for the question and for all of you coming out. sunday morning is sometimes a chore. i am gratified so many of you are here. the question of biography and what i see it to be. i am trained as a historian so i tend to look at biographies which, regardless of how they are written to some extent all comprise the life and times of your subject. i tend to include more times than some other biographers do. in my experience and observation, biographers come to their subjects from one of two directions. they are either historians like me or journalists. sometimes novelist's find their way in, but the folks who come from the direction of history, to borrow an image from fi
, but the white house has announced that president obama will address the nation at 12:45 p.m. eastern and will have that live for you on c-span. hurricane sandy has put a crimp in the final week of the presidential campaign, but has not stopped some events in the crucial swing state of ohio from taking place. vice-president biden was there today's topic for reelection. expected to be joined by former president bill clinton, and you can watch that live at 3:30 p.m. eastern on our companion network c-span. >> as you consider that, you know, while ago no one would ever agree to carry around a tracking device. now we all carry around cell phones, which you can inherit the track. no one would ever have posted, you know, let anyone read their you know, right now all of us use the e-mail and it's all store on the server by go will. and so this is interesting that we, as a society, have given our information out. >> we were looking into cyber and cyber security, cyber war. the pentagon had declared cyberspace the environment of people and machines and networks as a new domain of war, and yet
along the east coast have been canceled. president obama and republican nominee mitt romney canceling their tuesday events. and just tonight we learned that the final debate in the massachusetts senate race scheduled for tuesday evening between senator scott brown and elizabeth warren has been cancelled. wednesday from the producer, because of daylight savings time in the u.k. this week promises questions we will air at 8:00 a.m. eastern and said its usual 7:00 a.m. you can see it live here on c-span2. >> i especially like watching the gavel-to-gavel coverage. also enjoy newsmakers. the book program. i like that the commentary is only intended to let you know what's going on. there is really too much analysis. there certainly isn't opinion, and i appreciate how i can really see through and understand the programming itself and i can get my. [indiscernible] elsewhere. >> justin drolen watches c-span on comcast. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> now more from the florida law school conference. next, w
on jobs, did the obama administration try something similar to your jobs for all program with a seamless package? how do you compare the two? rozum: no, because the stimulus was not meant to be a permanent public jobs program and the cost of those jobs were skyhigh. it cost almost $800 billion, yet another jobs created or saved for only 3 million. the numbers we're talking are similar, 800 million, 800 billion, excuse me but to greet over 10 million jobs. and so direct public employment is a little different than giving tax breaks to companies, to create jobs. because the job creators aren't getting it done. they are not creating jobs. >> moderator: dan the thick, a follow up on jobs. you think under a second obama administration, should you return to washington could you create a more favorable tax environment for businesses or hospitals to grow so that could be more jobs? maffei: there's no question tax reform would be very, very important and if you think we need to lower rates but get rid of a lot of loopholes, particularly corporate loopholes, the ones that ship jobs overseas. cease
12011. august 10, 2011, president obama ordered a division board. the president made the prevention of atrocities the key focus of his administration's foreign policy. this initiative aimed at civilians and holding perpetrators of atrocities accountable. the focus of this initiative is the area and libya. the other initiative come in the second initiative is the open government or airship, which announced in september 2011 but exacerbated in italy. it was launched by governments and ninth society organizations and has grown to include 57 -- now 57 countries and over 300 commitment organizations reaching more than 2 billion teeple, all in just one year. some other countries have already joined her in the process of joining, which i think is a good thing for many arab countries. the partnership is an international airport to improve government performance, encourage participation and enhanced government participation to people and governments throughout the globe. the urban governor partnership of transparency, citizen, protection and accountability. the highlight of the policy of the
obama when he was out there. what did he tell you? guest: he said we would cut through red tape. that is important to us. gov. chris christie declared an emergency a couple of days before the storm hit. president obama signed a declaration that was a critical and necessary first step. we have seen in the past that sometimes the bureaucracy moves slowly and the people on the ground need to help. and they do not get as quickly as they should. the president very publicly to the whole nation, and of course here in my district, he had the director of fema with him. and he said there was to beat no nonsense and we were to cut through the red tape. he gives all telephone numbers to call. and if there was any problem some counties are still doing assessments. a friend committees did their assessment yesterday. we should have -- de front communities did in their assessment yesterday. host: will there be enough funding from fema to cover the damages? what did you think will have to deal with when you return from the lame duck session? guest: that is a question i am getting more frequently
as a conservative but he double the debt and was a profit -- profligate spender. we were upset with obama making it worse. many people call them sells libertarian to designate as a constitutional conservative. >> host: you wrote this before you had time in the u.s. senate what would you change? has your thinking changed? >> i feel landers stand more how much we're at an impasse getting stuff done. i tried to take ideas that many democrats have put forward but i cannot get democrats to talk to me. i had appointments with several different democratic senators to work on as a security reform. it can be saved 75 years are in perpetuity if we gradually raise the age and mean test the benefits but i cannot get democrats to discuss the possibility. >> host: what about your own party? >> half and half. i meekly critical of my party that all 47 u.s. senators are for a balanced budget amendment. but when we cut $7 million from sugar subsidies we have about 10 republicans that have sugar. if we compare that to the annual deficit is over $1 trillion. you want to cut 7 million added time? that is 140,000 we
want your home injured, you have to do this. in the real world, barack obama's policies worked better. >> host: former president bill clinton in minnesota yesterday talking about climate -- global climate change and mitt romney's policies on that. we will hear from governor romney who was in a high yesterday in a little bit. he took a campaign event and made it into an acknowledgment of the storm and the victims so we will show you a little of that later. james in texas, an independent. you are up next. >> caller: good morning. i am nearly 70-years-old and i've been around for a long time. i've seen winters that were colder than normal and lenders that were warmer than normal and over my lifetime i can remember here in texas i've seen icicles 4 feet long hanging from the rafters but then other times i've seen it where it barely got cold - year. so i think the earth has a cycle of warming and cooling cycles. one of the problems with sandy come hurricane sandy talking about the infrastructure being older and the worst subway damage in 100 years or some odd, one of the reasons it seems t
:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. and later, president obama he's back on the campaign trail after spending the last several days dealing with hurricane sandy. we'll be live from the university of colorado in bolder for the remarks at the rally there. that's at k-9d p.m. eastern on c-span. and we're back on trail tomorrow with mitt romney. the republican nominee and the running mate paul ryan and the families will attend a rally in west chester, ohio. you can see it live tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring love live coverage of the u.s. senate. watch key public policy event and every weekend the latest non-fiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedule on our website. you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >>> next a look at the effects of social media on social change. you'll hear from ben the founder and ceo of change.org an online petition website. he discusses the year of peer peer-to-peer communication to change public policy various issues. national jo
. with representatives from the administrations of george h. w. bush through the current administration of barack obama, our guest speakers today offer their expertise and experience as a look back on the use of service and look forward to the future of u.s.-asia relations. wish to offer my gratitude to georgetown's asian studies program, our school of foreign service, and the korea economic institute who have partnered to bring together some of our countries most respected minds on foreign policy and asia. we are deeply grateful to doctor victor cha a professor in government and asian studies and director of asian studies here in georgetown. carol lancaster, our dean of the school of foreign service, and doctor abraham kim, the interim president of the korea economic institute, for making this event possible. were also aren't up with is representative of the department of education, and we thank the department for its recognition of our asian studies program title vi, national resources center for east asia. it's fitting we gather today for this conversation just days before the presidential election.
've increased the number of people in poverty over the last two years of the obama administration is outrageous. 15% of the people in america under the party level that we've never had before since the great depression. this administration has failed us. we talk about balancing the budget he didn't cut spending in the state legislature, he raised taxes and raised on employment to 14% and caused businesses to leave the state in droves. thank you. >> moderator: mr. mcdowell bought policies would you restore to the safety net and move people out of poverty? mcdowell: we want to work and we are ready to work. we have to keep taxes low on the small businesses so they can grow for the future and hire people. keep taxes low for working families because we buy their goods and services. and we'll spend our money we've to look at the bureaucratic reforms replace the ones that are not working or get rid of them and have abundant natural resources in michigan we have our land and so many opportunities for the tourism industry to grow. we have these free trade deals that are hurting us because of so many jo
theoretically nobody is stuck in a certain role. so the women feel like she can be making more money. the obama's have a seesaw marriage, as to the biden's. michele obama is working as an executive and barack is in law school. now she's the first lady and he's the president. theoretically people conflict. the clintons, i suppose to some extent. it's not uncommon to have a marriage for couples kind of take turns. i think that takes the pressure off of a marriage, like the marriage that one read about in 1962 with a woman fell and fell and the man felt like there was a news around his neck because there is so much pressure on him. that model of marriage has loosened up a little bit and created fairly happy comestible marriages for the college-educated. >> guest: >> host: i wonder about kids. clearly more kids in day care, small children in day care now there were 40 years ago. how can that be a good thing? >> guest: lots of countries. scandinavian countries, children go to day care when their one and mother stay home. of that is necessarily a bad thing. surveys are pretty politically neutral. the
% of the benefits because the trust fund will go broke. all president obama's actuary and trustees say we must dress it now. or else whether he end up with social security recipients who are getting 25% less in their checks than they expect. that's his plan and that is irresponsible. >> moderator: martin, your rebuttal heinrich: it won't take decades for a program like that to hit social security and medicare hard. that approach to balancing our budget is a far administer serious threat to social security in the short term. than anything coming down the pipe several decades from now. the thing driving our budget deficit are decisions, specific decisions that congresswoman heather wilson made that help create the structure deficit. we can get past that. we can move forward. but it has to be a balanced approach. even senator demin kyi embraced that in his plan. the tea party cut, cap, and balance cut only kind of approach will be a disaster not only for social security and medicare but for the entire federal budget and the sate of new mexico. wilson: congressman, this is important, social security is
are going to be helpful. president obama said in 2010 said in a fragile economy, we should not be raising rates. that's when the economy was growing at 3.5%. the economy today is growing at 1 minute 5%. i asked my opponent how raising taxes was going to help more people get employed, how it was going to help these small businesses who are struggling to make ends meet. frankly, there was no response. >> moderator: do you believe tax cuts for the wealthy stimulate the economy? schneider: i stand with the president that we should keep tax rates for all earners under 250,000 where they are. but we have a fiscal imbalance. we need to address that. by raising the tax rates, going back to the tax rates of the 1990s where we had a growing economy, we were creating 23 million jobs. the congressional budget office looked at the plan to go back to 1990 rates on income over $250,000, they said it would reduce our net debt over ten years by almost a trillion dollars. that's a significant step in bringing balance back to our budget and fiscal policy. the reason standard & poor's brought, lowered our cr
was killed. he obviously put a post up that someone interpreted as disagreeing with one of president obama's policies and it started one of these arguments you see going on facebook all the time when someone says that ain't this and they go back and forth in and commenting you say please shut up. and that's sad inspiring, don't fight on my page. i disagree with some political decisions, but he is my commander-in-chief and i support them in all military decisions. to my knowledge, that was the last post my friend matt wrote on facebook. in our last two national elections, we've watched our country registering complete dissatisfaction with the status quo, throwing them out, throwing them out again. .. regenerate that americans trust congress less than any other institution in the u. s, they told our men and women in uniform in the highest confidence. if you read this book about my classmates you begin to understand why. is e-book's title "in the shadow of greatness," because my generation was lucky enough to learn from the example of the generations of veterans who went before us. if we live
. not michelle obama. >> hello. >> nice to meet you. >> my name is logan. >> i'm a writer myself. a few months ago i had an op-ed in the daily caller. >> i just came from there. i love those guys. do you go into that office are you just e-mail a? >> no, i just e-mail it. i'm a writer in my spare time. >> i should've had she sat up and talk and explain the new unemployment numbers. >> thank you very much. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> you're welcome. thank you, robyn. nice to meet you. >> happy fit the fifth anniversary. >> fantastic. one is that? >> today. >> well, then happy anniversary to you, too. >> thank you, dear. >> thank you. >> for more information, visit the author's website, ann coulter.com. >> as part of the tvs university service can we visit campuses across the country and talk with professors who are also authors. this week were at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, maryland and joining us is professor aaron o'connell, who is the author of this book, "underdogs: the making of the modern marine corps". professor o'connell, when was the marine corps
in debt, should president obama be reelected -- and i don't believe he will be -- we're going to head well over $20 billion -- $20 trillion in debt. the average debt per family is $140,000. we can no longer live with that. now, everybody knows that i've been a conservative the whole time i've been there. i have a 90% american conservatives union voting record, i've represented utah in all of the problems we have in utah from public lands to hill air force base to getting business for utah to bringing people together on both sides of the floor back there in washington and also bringing both congress, both congressional parts together, the house of representatives and the senate. i'm known for that. i'm just grateful to be with you and hope to have a good time. >> moderator: questions for today's debate were submitted by members of the audience, a committee of byu faculty members as well as the byu law school reviewed the questions. they selected those addressing important utah national issues. some questions were edited for clarity. mr. howell will have the first question of the debate, for
, president obama is back on the campaign trail. we'll have him live from the university of colorado in boulder, and that's at 9 p.m. on c-span. >>> you're watching c-span2, with politics and public affairs. weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights watch key public policy events and every weekend the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our web site, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >>> up next, part of a recent conference from detroit focusing on manufacturing technology and entrepreneurial activity in u.s. urban areas, techonomy detroit was a one-day conference in mid september at wayne state university. this portion of the conference includes a panel on do-it-yourself manufacturing and remarks by ben kaufman, the 25-year-old founder and ceo of quirky, a consumer product company that lets consumers decide what they produce. this portion of the conference is just under an hour.ciat >> so the next full segment ofe this program is going to be devoted to the topic of manufa
: needs reformation. i'm the only one who supports president obama's proposal not to extend bush tax cuts for families making above $250,000. stop giving subsidies to corporations who don't need it. we have to impose a financial transaction tax on very small tax on stock trades to the people responsible for the collapse of our economy chip in. i do believe that we need to lower corporate income tax rates, stabilize the base, ensuring it's fair. pay your fair share. it's time that the super wealthy, the corporations pay more. i agree with warren buffet. >> moderator: three minutes. secretary summers? summers: doing things that make sure the taxes are as low as they can be in the country because by doing that, we increase the number of people who are paying taxes because they can get jobs. you know, if we're not selling a product as a company, we don't go out and raise the prices. what we do is figure out why we are not selling the product, lower the price, and work on volume. we can want tax our way out of this -- we cannot tax our way out of this situation. king made a push in the campaig
't understand biology. however, when someone on the far left is some income on president barack obama says vaccines might cause autism, that was ignored. and yes he did say that. we'll talk about that later in the top. some also, there's only been several books published on the topic. if you want to find out how the righties batted science is a big market for that. to our knowledge this is the first book on the anti-scientific left. so progressive and anti-science as well. >> let's give the devil his due -- within months of yours. >> regresses or anti-science is not reported by the media. the media simply looks the other way when political allies do things that are anti-science. so who are the presses? we took david mellons chartier and kind of was able to to fit more of our political ideology today because libertarians are probably the easiest to identify. conservatives are the mainstream republican party. libertarians need to know introduction. the ron paul constitution. the left however though it is a little bit trickier to define because i see them as splitting into liberals and conser
infrastructure bank. i don't know if people are aware of it, but it's in the obama budget, senator dodd from connecticut has a bill in the senate to create a national infrastructure bank. felix, the new york city financier who helped new york city out of the desperate financial straights in the 1970s has a book out calling for a national infrastructure bank, and all three of them, and other people, too, cite the erie canal as the first major piece of infrastructure built in the country and the sort of thing we should be doing again, and it's interesting, to me, that these -- there's significant efforts to recreate or to create and to build and rebuild american infrastructure and that the erie canal is cited, but it almost seems as though a lot of this citation of the erie canal is somewhat blind. there aren't really very many similarities on how new york state built the eri canal and how the federal government now supports infrastructure projects. however, there is one very important similarity or how it could inform the debate how the federal government should be creating a national infrast
of president obama's strategy. our guest is rick palassio. washington journal is your phone calls, tweets and e-mails live every morning at 7:30 eastern on c-span. >> these are the stories your textbooks left out. their great stories about real people in american history, very important moments that we don't know about. the first pilgrims in america came to, came 50 years before the mayflower sailed. they were french, they made wine, they had the good sense to land in florida in june instead of december in massachusetts, but then they were wiped out by the spanish, but we've completely left out
stronger defense. let me welcome now a person steeped in cyber, a member of president obama's gemmer circle, psychiatry homeland security janet napolitano. [applause] she's going to give a few remarks of the podium and then we are going to sit down for discussion and welcome your questions as well. and along with running americas homeland security department come and the whole range of responsibilities from terrorism to natural disasters, and i just always loved to mention this that before coming to washington, she of course was the governor of arizona. she chaired the national governors' association, and she was the very first female valedictorian at the university before she got her doctorate. i love that. miss napolitano. >> good morning everybody. i thought i would do is give you a little update on the storm in part because as mentioned, disaster response is one of the key elements of the department of homeland security. fema as part of dhs and as you will see in my comment, there is an analogy to cyber and cybersecurity that i want to be able to draw for you. but we all know that sandy
on human trafficking. president obama said the clinton objective announcing a major new direction on this topic. many people work on this topic who have helped move it forward in the agenda, but luis is one of them and she really deserves a lot of credit. >> and we've been talking with philip auerswald, "the coming prosperity: how entrepreneurs are transforming the global economy" his most recent book. booktv on location at george mason university. >> i could've let it more, but within the confines of the book you can only do so much. so we wanted diversity. but when the republicans, different parts of the country. to some extent we wanted to find agents. we knew on the basis you can't make generalizations that are 100% certain and we say as much in the book. the conclusions are hypotheses that other people might now run with. but in order to make even those kinds of hypotheses, we needed a fairly diverse group. >> we also included by men. you know, there's a white house project for the last couple election cycles and they had eight in 08, says several of the women the white house
the treasury in terms of what to do next with the gse is. and presumably, an obama administration would follow something along those lines after dealing with the fiscal cliff and tax reform and all the other issues that are on the agenda. what about romney administration? what sorts of proposal, if any, have been articulated? >> well, let me make it clear that i did not say that there had been a proposal by the administration. they produced a long awaited white paper in january of 2011. a government solution, he plans solution, or a hybrid solution. i am not being facetious in saying that. so we haven't had a proposal from either side. the mortgage market has changed because of that and i think that the republicans and the administration, as they came in, would want to go more towards a free-market kind of solution without any gse. i would hope that the suggestion that i made and the mortgage bankers association made would be seen as something that both sides could live with, and that it is largely a private capital solution. there is not a freddie or fannie. they're our are capital companies
with a rally for mitt romney in virginia just north of richmond. and also on c-span president obama's campaign rally at the university of colorado in boulder. that's live at 9 p.m. eastern. [cheers and applause] >> okay. let's get the album by grace coolidge that documents the coolidge family during their white house years and before. part of the coolidge family papers. we have one box that's just photographs and then several boxes of other documents. photographs are heavy. and the album should be in the back of the box here. here it is. unfortunately, it's on black acidic paper. that's not much we can do about that because we don't want to change the artifact nature of the album itself. and it's starting to crack, some of these pages are separating. this is a photograph of calvin coolidge the day before he became president. he was in plymouth, vermont, visiting his father, doing some chores. this is a press photograph, so he did have the press along with him. they took one photograph of him here with his suit jacket on and then another one of him without the suit jacket on. >> more from the v
with representatives from the administration of george h.w. bush to the current administration of barack obama, our guest speakers today offered their expertise and experience as they look back on their years of service and look forward to the future of u.s.-asia relations. we offer my gratitude to georgetown's asian studies program, our school foreign service and the korea economic institute who have partnered to bring together some of our country's most respected minds on foreign policy and asia. we are deeply grateful to dr. dr. victor cha and director of asian studies here at georgetown. dean carol lancaster dean of the foreign service and dr. abraham kim, the interim president of the korea economic institute her make in this event possible. we are also unsure what this representative of education and we think the department for its recognition of version studies program as title vi national resource center for east asia. it is fitting that we gather today for this conversation just days before the presidential election. the topic of our discussion will take on increasing importance for our pre
this happening. i was very significant about the obama administration was once it happened they didn't sort of look around and say what should we do? they didn't kind of pulled back. the kind of const on it. i think it is one thing whoever is running foreign policy in a month or two months time, with the good or bad happens get moving on it. and i think the obama administration really moved on this issue in burma and i think i felt the process go forward. so it's not just surprises. it's how you react to a 60 obama administration did a great job on burma. >> for the first time in my life, i think i'll probably just listen and observe. my staff is gone i cannot believe it. chris is right and these are good people and you hate to put them through having to work for people like ice, but still. i will say talk about strategic surprises. i never in a million years thought i would come home to my daughter's all doing this cowboy south korean tribe around my living room, singing a korean song called style. i didn't think i would have been. >> were going to go to the next part, which are questions.
, very comparable to republican accusations about obama and libya. >> guest: contactually right. >> host: it's a perennial thing. when there's an issue of an attack, you go with it. >>>> guest: there's a strong attack from the right, lead up to the midterm election, and it endures after that. this is what -- part of what kennedy's facing with trying to control the message. it's not just about making kennedy look good. any president is going to want to -- want good press, anyone wants good press. part of it is just trying to get good press, but in controlling the message, is also trying to not let critics define him. now, if we think that through a little bit, what would have happened if the republicans had turned this into a kennedy failure, if, instead of us now remembering this as a kennedy victory, a great moment in the cold war battle, but instead talk about like it was another bay of pigs for kennedy, another weakened moment he should have known he was negligent or any of those aspects, if you think about that, the implications for kennedy at the time were enormous. he was having a
to the accusations about obama and lydia and it is a perennial thing. when you can find any avenue of attack. >> guest: so, there is a very strong political attack coming from the right and the lead up to the midterm election and after that. and this is part of what kennedy is facing trying to control the message. any president is going to want good press. anyone wants good press. so part of it is just trying to get the good press but controlling the message is also trying not to let his critics define him. if we think that through what would have happened if the republicans had turned this into a failure if instead of us now remembering this as a victory as a great moment in the cold war battle but instead we talk about how this was another of the of pigs there isn't a moment he shouldn't have realized he isn't negligent in any of those aspects if you think about that, the implications of the time were enormous. he was having a hard time getting his legislation through to congress than anyone. if he was further weakened by this massive perceived failure, he would have had more difficulty fr
obama. all of these books, all of these approaches, the subject matter -- whether it is dead or alive, i am just curious, do you have o philosophy, having written manya biographies? what exactly a biography should be and what it should do? >> i would like to thank you all for coming out. i'm really proud that so many people arrive i am trained ashin a historian. i can look at biographies, the life and times of your subject m sometimes comprise your work. i tend to include more time than some other biographers do.e and in my experience and observation, biographers tend to come to their subjects from onei ionswor su directions. they are either historians like sometes nov are. e journalists. sometimes novelists find their way in. it but those who come from theen direction of history tend to fimakingn image from filmmaking. they tend to broaden the focus on their character.charr. so you see the character, but you also see more ofu the bkgro background. in the character is, at least in part, a vehicle for telling the story of the characters f time. journalists, and others who come from the on
to read a few quotes, most notably president obama and governor romney and the most recent of the first presidential debate on october 3rd. governor romney, every free economy as good regulation. the same time regulation can be excessive. the dodd-frank act had a number of provisions of unintended consequences harmful to the economy. it's kind of reasonable and small banks. i would repeal and replace it. president obama: the reason for such an economic crisis has prompted by reckless behavior on wall street, but he answered it risk. we stepped in and had the toughest reforms on wall street since an 18 piece is that the question is, does anybody out there think we're too much oversight and regulation of wall street? senator warner of virginia, who subalterns crafting, congress never get to write when you look at massive reform legislation the first time through. he directionally had in the area and come back two or three years hence to the corrections legislation. secretary of the treasury, tim geithner and "wall street journal," strong defense of the dodd-frank act, asking to remember
those who have waited most notably president obama and governor romney october 3rd. romney. every three economy has good regulation at the same time it can be excessive. the dodd/frank has a number prohibitions with unintended consequences that are harmful for the economy and killing regional small banks five would repeal and replace it. >> president obama it is because of reckless behavior on wall street putting mean street address we had to step and nfl since the 1930's so the question think we have to much oversight? senator warner of virginia, congress never gets it rice with massive reform legislation the first time through. you head out then you come back to do it correctly. secretary of treasury tim geithner. >> with strong defense of the dodd/frank act. remember the financial crisis of 2008 you read of the hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on lobbyist to repeal financial reform. they're not perfect but in place would have limited the financial crisis. basel iii capital and -- requirements and burdens were intended for our big banks would effectively put community banks
that, public-private partnerships. something the obama administration is in talking about for a number of years. a small amount of seed money from the government that brings in a lot of private money sitting on the sidelines, that's looking for investments in things that pay longer-term. toll roads is a classic example. so we do far less than we could do an infrastructure as we don't have appropriate structures. you do see interesting things happening. i mean, new york is set up an infrastructure bank to do with the state level was not at the federal level. chicago, mayor emmanuel announced the launch of a $7 infrastructure project in chicago, again to bring private money sitting on the sidelines. so that's a very good example of what can be done. the u.s. is losing ground on a lot of key components of infrastructure and for understandable reasons. governments don't have an awful lot of money. so if you're waiting on the line on government appropriations in government borrowing for infrastructure investments, that is not the best way forward in the current environment. so that's a very
the region of homegrown organic change. president obama made no promise of unseating the assad regime. i think the u.s. is rightly out of the regime change business. and i do think that in order for syria to have a sustainable, peaceful transition, it has to be one that comes from within. and here i to put more responsibility, quite frankly, on the opposition to do a much better job of attracting minorities, christians, druze, alawites, kurds, and to coalesce around a quote vision of a post-assad city in which these minorities feel not only that they would survive, but that they would thrive. >> john, if i can ask for questions requested, and anybody can try to answer them. how would a variety of possible future serial look at separatists and other extremist anti-statist quote groups attempted to and succeeded in dividing syria into multiple political entities, if not new countries? how, given these kinds of possible scenarios might one rank these yet to be achieved or yet to be attempted alternative, alternate maps of syria or of probability? number three, how, if at all, does israel st
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